RNZ: Great Encounters
By Radio New Zealand
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In-depth interviews selected from Radio New Zealand National's feature programmes during the week.
||Demographer Paul Spoonley on the Silver Revolution||The number of over 65's will double in the next decade. Demographer Paul Spoonley asks if we are really prepared.||24 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lisa Reihana: pursuing Venus||Artist of Nga Puhi descent who works in multimedia, photography and sculpture, discussing her 26-metre-long video projection, In Pursuit of Venus [infected], depicting British explorers and Pacific people meeting on a Tahitian landscape.||21 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Unlocking the secrets of Ancient DNA||Recent breakthroughs in DNA technology have allowing scientists to reconstruct the full genome of extinct animals, and learn so much more about the way they lived. Professor Craig Millar of Auckland University discusses the fascinating world of ancie||17 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||John Kirkhope: Powers of the Queen||Notary Public and visiting research fellow at Plymouth University, who fought a freedom of information case to access papers showing the extent of the Queen and Prince Charles's secretive power of veto over laws in the UK.||14 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Billy Murphy: the law in Baltimore||Founder of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy in Maryland, who represents the family of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal injury while in Baltimore police custody.||7 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Paul Moon - Remarkable New Zealanders||Dr Paul Moon discusses his new book Face to Face - featuring conversations with 12 remarkable New Zealanders including Sir Bob Jones, Sir Richard Hadlee, Patricia Grace and Michael Houston.||1 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nancy Gibbs: TIME and presidents||Managing editor of TIME magazine, who has written over a hundred TIME cover stories, and visted in New Zealand as a guest of Fulbright NZ, on their John F Kennedy Memorial Fellowship.||31 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dr Magdalena Harris on eradicating Hepatitis C||Dr Magdalena Harris is a former drug user who is now an academic in social research for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine. Getting clean led her to pick up her abandoned studies – achieving a PhD looking at the experience of living||27 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pronouncing Māori words||Finnian Galbraith is a 15-year-old Kapiti College student whose Year 10 school speech 'The importance of correctly pronouncing Maori words' has attracted over two hundred thousand of views on YouTube.||24 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Arapata Hakiwai||Arapata Hakiwai is the Kaihautu at Te Papa Tongarewa leading Matauranga Maori and the museum's engagement with iwi. He manages the Repatriation Programme, responsible for the recent return of human remains from Vienna.||24 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Is 60 the new 40?||The bestselling author of a biography about Michelle Obama, and longtime award-winning reporter for The Washington Post, Liza Mundy argues being sixty-something is in fact a "sweet spot" for some women, at least in terms of career progression. In a r||22 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Martin Howells: southern theatre and Chunuk Bair||South Island theatre director of a new production of Once on Chunuk Bair by Maurice Shadbolt, which is being staged at the Air Force Museum in Christchurch, to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the stand on the Gallipoli peninsula.||17 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Climate change group's win against the Dutch Government||Climate activists in the Netherlands scored a major victory in the courts last week, with the government being ordered to slash greenhouse gas emissions. The court in The Hague has told Dutch authorities to cut emissions by at least 25 percent by 202||29 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Informative and confronts controversial issues.